Property Owners’ Rights Attorneys in Houston
We Fight to Protect Your Land
Property owners' rights are fundamental to Texans. Accordingly, our firm is committed to protecting the rights of property owners throughout Texas.
If a government agency is attempting to take your property through eminent domain, you deserve the effective reputation of an attorney who will fight hard to protect your right to receive just and fair market value for your property. At McDowell Law Group LLP, our Houston property owners’ rights attorneys have over 30 years of legal experience and only represent landowners, so you can rest assured that we always have your best interests in mind.
Call (713) 496-0504 to discuss your case during a free consultation with our team.
Fighting Back against Government Land Seizures
Although the government has always been able to take residential or commercial real estate for the good of the community and to seize private land for public use, the definition of "public use" is changing.
A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision allowed a government entity to condemn land for a future for-profit use. This ruling may indicate that in the next 10 to 15 years, the government could condemn and seize the land of any property owner and turn it into a shopping center or strip mall if that is deemed to be in the best interest of the community.
McDowell Law Group LLP has extensive experience representing property owners whose land was taken for:
Demanding Fair Compensation for Your Property Loss
You deserve fair market value for any property the government takes from you. Our attorneys can help you secure an independent and accurate property valuation. This process – known as a land appraisal – allows us to establish the fair market value of your property, as well as the value based on reasonable and foreseeable use of your land.
The fair market value of property is determined by:
- The price a buyer would be willing to pay for the property
- The price a seller would be willing to sell the property
- The value of the property under normal market conditions
We work hard to present a compelling case at the special commissioners' hearing. The award you receive from the special commissioners can be used as a hammer in negotiations with the government.
Our team can also appeal any unjust compensation award in district court if necessary. Our goal is to make sure the government fairly compensates you through powerful negotiation and litigation techniques.
Consult with Our Property Rights Attorneys Today
Our eminent domain and property owners’ rights lawyers know the local courts in southeast Texas and throughout the state. At McDowell Law Group, we want to level the playing field and ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible.